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Sarah (Blakely) Mitchell
Possibly the daughter of William Blakely and Nancy (McDonald), Sarah was born in December of 1818. She married Ransom Mitchell, the son of Pierce and Abigail "Nabby" (Burr) at Kortright, Delaware Co., New York on the morning of the September 10th, 1849 by Rev. Chapman.

According to the census records, Ransom was born in March of 1820. The couple was enumerated in the 1850 and 1860 census residing in the town of Meredith. In 1870 Ransom and his wife are residing at the hotel owned by Sidney and Olive Bullard in Oneonta, Otsego Co., New York which is approximately ten miles from the town of Meredith. They continued to reside in Onenta through 1880 and lived until at least 1900 when they were enumerated in that census in June and according to that record, had never had children.

According to the Delaware County, NY - Genealogy and History site, Ransom and his wife Sarah A. (Blakely) were laid to rest in the Woodland Cemetery in Delhi, Delaware Co., New York.

Note: Ransom Mitchell appears in THE DELAWARE COUNTY DRAFT COMMENCED, FEBRUARY 8, 1865. (Source: The Bloomville Mirror March 7, 1865 page 2 column 3. Transcribed from NYSHA microfilm)
Please Note: In 2005 this album came into the loving care of Hannah Rich Peters’ and William Blakely Peters’ great-granddaughter, Carolyn Flanders McPherson, and is presented here for the first time. For more detailed information on the photo album and its contents you may view the introduction here.

Patricia and Carolyn have attempted to identify all persons in the album and learn more about them through research of various records. If you can help us identify or add further information to this photo, please contact:


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